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Kansas' Bill Self, Other Big 12 Coaches Say San Antonio Spurs' Title Will Help College Basketball

In Hickory High's first game in the movie, "Hoosiers," coach Norman Dale, played by Gene Hackman, tells his team they have to pass the ball four times before a shot. It's a struggle at first--one player doesn't follow the rule, leading to the famous "my team's on the floor" scene when Hickory sports a four-man team--but eventually, it leads to the Hoosiers winning the Indiana state championship. 

The San Antonio Spurs are basically a much more talented version of that team. Greg Popovich's squad values passing, crisp ball movement, and getting the best shot possible. They won the NBA championship Sunday evening, defeating Miami in a seven-game series, 4-1. 

Kansas' Bill Self and other Big 12 coaches think the Spurs' championship will help them with their squads. 

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">@CoachTubbySmith "I think a lot of young kids can learn from the Spurs on how to play basketball. We try to play the same way."

— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference)

#Big12MBB@CoachTubbySmith "I think a lot of young kids can learn from the Spurs on how to play basketball. We try to play the same way."

— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) June 17, 2014

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The NBA championship was the fifth in Spurs' history.